Long before the foreign influence of those who had invaded Lebanon through history started to mix with local art, the Lebanese ancestors were creating fascinating pieces of art.
Lebanon today is no different in artistic talents and in the high appreciation of its people to art. The art scene in the country has evolved in diversity and innovative creativity, which highlights the Lebanese’s refined artistic culture and their openness to the world.
From traditional to contemporary art, most galleries in Lebanon have a variety of exquisite and sophisticated pieces.
The galleries listed below showcase great artworks from international and local talented artists.
Since the 1960s, Galerie Janine Rubeiz’s goal has been to develop Beirut’s cultural and artistic scene. The gallery is located in Raouche in Beirut and it mostly exhibits contemporary and modern art by Lebanese artists.
Mark Hachem Gallery is based in downtown Beirut. It specializes in the Op Art movement and exhibits the work of talented Lebanese and international artists. The international gallery also has branches in Paris and New York.
A widely renowned international contemporary art gallery, Opera Gallery is located in the central district of Beirut and could be found in multiple locations across the world.
#13 CUB Gallery
This gallery’s main goal is to showcase the works of emerging artists from fine art or art-related programs in universities across Lebanon. CUB Gallery is based in Badaro in Beirut and its purpose is to create an accessible channel for artists early in their career as well as young collectors.
#14 Aishti Foundation
Aishti Foundation is a private institution located on the seaside road in Dbayeh. It showcases contemporary artworks by internationally recognized artists as well as artworks from the founders’ private collections.
#15 Beirut Art Center
A non-profit art space based in Jisr el Wati in Beirut, the center is endorsed for exhibiting experimental art in Beirut.
For more than 20 years, Aida Cherfan Gallery has been dedicated to displaying a variety of artworks, from paintings to sculptures, by local and international artists. The fine art gallery is located in Antelias.